Odell Beckham made sure to clap back at Steelers coach Mike Tomlin where it hurt the most, on the field.
Back in August, Tomlin made a yawning gesture when ESPN asked him about facing Beckham twice a year after the wide receiver was traded from the Giants to the Browns. But it was Beckham who got the last yawn after a 42-yard catch last Thursday as he returned the favor.
One yawn wasn’t enough, as Beckham and fellow Browns receiver Jarvis Landry celebrated the latter’s 1-yard touchdown catch with a joint fake yawn in the end zone. Beckham said it was all in good fun and even got to have a word with Tomlin following an incomplete catch in front of the Steelers bench late in the game.
“I said, ‘You disrespected me,'” Beckham told Cleveland.com. “I said, ‘You know who I am.’ And he said, ‘I know who you are. That’s why we’re doubling you all game,’ and this and that.
“We were just talking,” he added. “There’s never been no beef with me and no coach. We were just talking s–.”
Beckham even said he wasn’t worried about being hit with a taunting penalty for anything he did or said to Tomlin, though he quickly reconsidered.
“For me? Maybe, you know?” Beckham said.